Web Development Links
Here is just a selection of the links I find most useful in the complex and fast-evolving world of web development.
A must for serious web developers with a wealth of information of about emerging Web technologies. The site is one of the leading advocates of table-less design.
Probably the site most frequently visited by web developers who build dynamic sites with PHP and MySQL.
- PHP Scripts | Hotscripts | PHP Builder
You may not find a ready made web application, but a diligent search should provide you with the code you need for your site.
- World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
The W3C Site contains a wealth of information about HTML, DHTML and XML standards and recommendations, essential reading if you want to keep abreast of future developments.
- Web Reference Library
Extensive reference guides on HTML, DHTML, XML, XHTML, style sheets, graphic formats, Java and scripting languages.
- Java Resources
Full documentation and extensive tutorials for Java applications, applets, servlets as well as Java for XML.
- TechFest Networking Resources
Handy reference on TCP/IP, HTTP, LANs, WANs, ATM, cabling etc.
Learn about the new Scalabale Vector Graphics format compatible with XHTML and XML and based on geometry rather than bitmaps. Site maintained by Kevin Lindsay/
- ActionScript and Flash (TM) resources
Learn how to build animations that users can actually interact with, such as dynamic menus, games, quizzes, courses, timetables etc.
- Swish - The quick way to build basic Flash movies
The quickiest way to develop flash animations at a fraction of the price. However, it lacks the flexibility and powerful scripting language of Macromedia Flash (TM). The demo version is fully functional for 30 days.
- Open Server Pages - Database-driven Websites
Learn about server-side programming and scripting languages, such as ASP, JSP, PHP, Cold Fusion, used to link Web sites with powerful databases.
- Windows Really Good Edition
All you need to know about MS Windows troubleshooting. Requires Macromedia Flash (™).
- Official CIW Certified Site
The official self-promoting Certified Internet Webmaster Site with links to the wider community.
- My CIW with links to other unofficial CIW sites
Best site with absolutely free self-assessed CIW practice tests and a plethora of links to other similar sites.
Practice exams for the full gammut of IT certifications. You can try to answer 5 questions in each category or sign up for a monthly single-exam membership for $30.